Tongue-tie and infant feeding
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Although for centuries doctors recognised tongue-tie as a congenital anomaly that might interfere with infant sucking, since 1950 paediatricians had emphatically denied that the condition exists or causes a problem.1 Judging from Mr Mervin Griffiths’ recent letter,2 it appears that this scepticism persists.
I became convinced in 1960 that tongue-tie sufficiently severe to impair sucking was a real, although uncommon, entity. …
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